The importance of this book lies in the fact that the material contained in it is virtually unavailable elsewhere. Here is country, city-by-city data in alphabetical order for ready reference, a listing of Jewish landmarks on both sides of the iron Curtain. Each region is introduced by a brief historical summary. Then follows information on sites including synagogues, museums, libraries, monuments, shrines, birth-places of famous people and in great and sorrowful profusion- memorials to the victims of Nazi terror. The historical section gives the kind of background of Jewish life that travelers interested in pursuing this theme will want to know. And the total picture is actually a survey of years of Jewish settlements. This is a reference book to supplement Jewish anthologies as well as a plus item in the travel book field.